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MAR
21
1 years

'American Idol' Takes on the Beatles: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Takes on the Beatles: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

If you were watching American Idol at home Wednesday night, you saw the top nine finalists sing the songs of the Beatles. But you had to be in the studio audience to see all the action off-camera. As always, The Hollywood Reporter was there and taking notes. Read on for a front-row view of 10 things TV viewers didn't see on the March 20 show.

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MAR
20
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Beatles Night Is Not a Total Disaster

'American Idol' Recap: Beatles Night Is Not a Total Disaster

When I heard American Idol was doing Beatles Night, the side of me that loves to hate-watch the show kicked in: grab the popcorn this could end in total disaster!

[EVIL LAUGH.]

However, most of the remaining nine finalists proved me oh-so-wrong on Wednesday -- in particular, Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur, who gained back some frontrunner buzz with her sweet and soothing performance of "I Will."

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MAR
20
1 years

Colton Dixon Returning to 'American Idol' Stage Next Week (Exclusive)

Colton Dixon Returning to 'American Idol' Stage Next Week (Exclusive)

Season 11 alum Colton Dixon will make a triumphant return to the American Idol stage on the March 28 results show, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

“I am going to be on next week, which is crazy,” Dixon tells THR. “It is coming up so fast."

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MAR
14
1 years

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj Arrives Late for Live Show; 5 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj Arrives Late for Live Show; 5 Things You Didn't See on TV

It was performance night Wednesday on American Idol, and the first live show of the season produced some surprises that you didn’t see at home -- at least one of which had the producers in the dark (we're looking at you, tardy-for-the-party Nicki Minaj). Here are five noteworthy sights from the Idol-Dome on top 10 night, when the finalists had to sing songs by winners from the series’ first 11 seasons:

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MAR
8
1 years

'American Idol' Reveals Season 12's Top 10: What You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Reveals Season 12's Top 10: What You Didn't See on TV

After three weeks in Las Vegas, American Idol returned to its home turf of Los Angeles on Thursday, just in time for the first live show of season 12. You saw the big results reveal, but what didn't make the broadcast? Read on …

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MAR
7
1 years

'American Idol': Top 10 Revealed Amid Brutal Eliminations

'American Idol': Top 10 Revealed Amid Brutal Eliminations

After weeks of highs and lows in which the girls outsang the guys, prompting predictions that a female winner might finally prevail this year, American Idol has revealed the top 10 finalists for season 12.

For the first time this week, the two gender-divided performance nights in Vegas were open to viewer voting. The show returned to L.A. for Thursday's results round, with Ryan Seacrest announcing that almost 39 million votes had been cast to determine the lineup.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

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MAR
6
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Soaring Ballads and Near Meltdowns Highlight Top 10 Guys' Round

'American Idol' Recap: Soaring Ballads and Near Meltdowns Highlight Top 10 Guys' Round

Say goodbye to Vegas, boys, and hello to Hollywood! For real this time -- not that NORAD-like structure in the seemingly always-overcast Northridge, Calif. No, this was it. The Top 20 and last stop until America decides the touring 10.

Still, some of us found ourselves asking, where’s the sizzle? This was Sin City, after all. Why such doom and gloom in the guys’ song choices? Did someone’s grandparent die? Were they all unceremoniously dumped by their significant others in the same week? Are they feeling lonely? Homesick? Not knowing if they want the world to see them because they don’t think that they’d understand?

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MAR
6
1 years

'American Idol': Get to Know Season 12's Top 10 Guys

'American Idol': Get to Know Season 12's Top 10 Guys

During rehearsals for American Idol at the Mirage Hotel’s Love Theatre, home to Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles show Love in Las Vegas, season 12's top 10 guys took some time backstage to hang with The Hollywood Reporter. Among the topics discussed: their road to the finals, influences and brushes with Idols past.  

Lazaro Arbos (@LazaroAI12)

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MAR
5
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Girls Compete for Nation's Vote (Video)

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Girls Compete for Nation's Vote (Video)

For the entire last month, the judges had their say about the remaining top 20 contestants left standing in the Cirque de Soleil theater in Las Vegas.

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MAR
5
1 years

'American Idol': Get to Know Season 12's Top 10 Girls

'American Idol': Get to Know Season 12's Top 10 Girls

During rehearsals for American Idol at the Mirage Hotel’s Love Theatre, home to Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles show Love in Las Vegas, season 12's top 10 girls took some time backstage to hang with The Hollywood Reporter. Among the topics discussed: their lifelong passions for music and Idol, influences and what it's like to be recognized in public.   

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FEB
28
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Another Five Guys Get the Boot

'American Idol' Recap: Another Five Guys Get the Boot

American Idol revealed the top 20 semifinalists in Vegas on Thursday night, but not before cutting loose another five male singers during the fourth and final sudden death round.

Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD.

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FEB
27
1 years

'American Idol's' Las Vegas Semifinals: What You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol's' Las Vegas Semifinals: What You Didn't See on TV

American Idol continues its “field trip” this week, originating at Las Vegas' Love Theatre inside the Mirage hotel on the nights when Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles show Love is dark. Among the Idol loyalists in the audience? The Hollywood Reporter, keeping eyes and ears peeled to bring you these eight behind-the-scenes things you didn't see on the broadcast:

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FEB
27
1 years

'American Idol' Judges: Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban on Saying 'No' to Contestants (Q&A)

'American Idol' Judges: Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban on Saying 'No' to Contestants (Q&A)

Between rehearsals, elimination shows, photo shoots, make-up and hair sessions and media interviews, American Idol judges Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey all have schedules that keep them going every waking hour, as does host Ryan Seacrest.

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